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Potato Sausage Soup

Potato Sausage Soup

  • 1 lb. spicy Italian sausage – crumbled
  • 1/2 lb. smoked bacon – chopped or one 3 oz. jar of prepared real bacon pieces, which I used
  • 1 qt. water
  • 5-6 cups chicken broth
  • 2-3 large potatoes – scrubbed clean, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves – peeled, crushed
  • 1 med. onion – peeled, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (or half and half)
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage, breaking into small pieces as you fry it; drain, set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown bacon; drain, set aside. OR use the pre-cooked real bacon pieces
  3. Place water, broth, potatoes, garlic, and onion in a pot; simmer over medium heat until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add sausage and bacon back into the pot; simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add kale and cream to pot; season with salt and pepper; heat through.

Serve with soda crackers and bread. It will warm you from the inside out.

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